Japanese developer Level 5 have released a new trailer for Steel Battalion: Heavy Armour, their upcoming Xbox Kinect-required mech-shooter title that is poised to be one of the first games to heavily feature Kinect motion controls in addition to the regular control pad.
The brief trailer below shows some gameplay action both in control of the mech and inside the cockpit interacting with the devices and crew. Those that remember the original Steel Battalion on Xbox should recall the ridiculously large custom controller covered with buttons that came with the game, well the Kinect functionality is an attempt to offer the same level of fine control over the vehicle by adding many motion control inputs.
Having seen the game in action recently at TGS, we're not quite sold on the the execution, but it certainly is an interesting concept that we can't wait to try for ourselves.
Steel Battalion is expected on the Xbox 360 in 2012. Watch the trailer embedded below or click here for the HD stream